Average Bench: 62.3% (461st of 850)

more Based on 528 user benchmarks.  Models: KINGSTON SKC300S37A120G, KINGSTON SKC300TS37A120G, KINGSTON KINGSTON SKC300S, KINGSTON SKC300S37A1, KINGSTON SKC300S37A120G, KINGSTON SKC300S

Above average average bench

The Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB averaged 37.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Write Speed 72.9MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 24MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB is 27.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Kingston SSDNow KC300 120GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sequential Write Speed 176MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 116MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 528 samples)
Min Avg Max
324 Read 458 508
137 Write 176 203
163 Mixed 218 265
62% 284 MB/s
Min Avg Max
14.3 4K Read 24 33.7
36.2 4K Write 72.9 108
8.65 4K Mixed 15.3 22.5
94.5% 37.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22 DQ Read 116 224
55.4 DQ Write 142 203
7.54 DQ Mixed 34.9 61.9
52.6% 97.9 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
28GB free
Firmware: 507KC4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 150
Mixed 168
57% 264 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 85.6
4K Mixed 16.2
102% 41.8 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 33.9
72% 147 MB/s
70GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 472
Write 186
Mixed 261
67% 306 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 81
4K Mixed 19.1
113% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 26.1
DQ Write 73.6
DQ Mixed 12.1
20% 37.3 MB/s
3GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Read 440
Write 128
Mixed 172
54% 247 MB/s
4K Read 8.57
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 4.3
73% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 8.48
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 5.94
28% 58.6 MB/s
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AmazonUS $101.601 month ago.
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Typical SSDNow KC300 120GB Builds (Compare 2,161 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $965

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Controller: SandForce SF2281. Flash Memory: Toshiba 19nm Toggle Mode.

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